Your PC is full of junk files that CCleaner can easily remove – but don’t overdo it. Jane Hoskyn explains how to get the best out of this brilliant tool
One of our favourite free programs ever, CCleaner is a quick but thorough solution to the perennial problem of junk files that clog up and slow down your PC. And yet it can be too thorough, if you’re not careful. Merrily tick every box, click Run Cleaner and slope off for a cup of tea, and you may come back to find that your browser has forgotten all your passwords and some of your programs won’t work.
Like a Formula One car, CCleaner is packed with power but needs careful handling. Here, we’ll show you how to get the best out of it – without driving your PC into the crash barriers.